Thursday, 17 April 2014

Interesting Article About San Francisco, Tech Startups and Rampant NIMBYism

The interesting thing that affects all cities in this piece is about how people are getting married later, which means they stay in cities longer, which hadn't occurred to me before.

But reading this, I can't help but think that tech companies will start finding somewhere else to base themselves soon.

How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained)


mombers said...

Hmmm, not sure that tech companies will want to start finding somewhere else to base themselves soon. Their young workforce with fewer children than average will always place a premium on an urban workplace.

Derek said...

That is a horribly complicated situation caused by decades of bad choices.

Tim Almond said...


True, but it doesn't have to be San Francisco. It could be Portland, Austin or Raleigh. Austin's already got quite a big tech/startup culture.

Mark Wadsworth said...

It's the usual faux battle of low earners (older people) versus high earners (younger people) with the real culprits, the land owners, laughing all the way to the bank.